Friday, February 27, 2009

Inuit Style Is Not Authentic Inuit Art

Somebody called yesterday and said he has a collection of Inuit type of carvings that were not made by Inuit carvers and he wants to sell them off online. He had asked me the best way to describe them. I told him that sometimes I see ads with Inuit style carvings. These are not authentic Inuit art. He agreed to use this term so at least he is being honest because sometimes we do see ads that feature pieces that the sellers try to portray as real Inuit art when in fact they are just imitations.

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